Louisville, KY. – Monday, July 7, 2014 – The Louisville Sports Commission today named 47 multi-talented college football players to the 2014 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse.
The Paul Hornung Award, now in its fifth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung, the Golden Boy.
The 2014 Watch List was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on a combination of 2013 statistics, career performance and expectations heading into the 2014 season. Profiles of each player and information about the Award can be found at www.paulhornungaward.com.
10 Big Ten players are on the watch list. They are:
Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
Kenny Bell, Nebraska
V’Angelo Bentley, Illinois
Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State
Stefon Diggs, Maryland
Akeem Hunt, Purdue
Venric Mark, Northwestern
Kevonte Martin-Manley, Iowa
Dontre Wilson, Ohio State
Shane Wynn, Indiana
The winner will be honored at the official Paul Hornung Award Banquet sponsored by KentuckyOne Health, held at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in downtown Louisville in late January-2015.
Players from all FBS teams are eligible and appearing on the Paul Hornung Award Watch List is not a prerequisite for winning the Award. The Selection Committee is comprised of 16 national sports journalists and former college and NFL players who vote for finalists then a winner. Their votes are tabulated by public accounting firm Dean Dorton.
BY THE KNOW IT ALL FOOTBALL STAFF ON JULY 7, 2014